Colonel William Strode’s Regiment of Foot

Active1642 to 1646
CountryEngland
AllegianceParliamentarian
ConflictsFirst Civil War
TypeFoot
ColonelWilliam Strode
Area RaisedSomerset
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Field ArmiesRuthen 1643?

Parliamentarian foot raised in Somerset and serving in the West Country, enduring the long siege of Plymouth

Service History

1643

  • January: Battle of Braddock Down?
  • February: Battle of Modbury
  • April: Taking of Sherborne
  • June: Skirmish at Malmesbury
  • July: Battle of Lansdown??

1644

  • September to January 1646: Besieged at Plymouth

1645

  • Besieged at Plymouth

1646

  • January: Siege of Plymouth lifted

Notes

Probably formed from Col. William Strode’s Somerset Trained Band of Foot, early engagements could refer to either of these regiments.

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Notable Officers

Colonel William Strode

William Strode (c.1589-1666), MP for Ilchester in Somerset, he was appointed Parliament's deputy-lieutenant in Somerset with authority to raise forces under Parliament's militia ordinance. Not to be confused with William Strode (1598-1645), MP for Bere Alston in Devon, who spent eleven years in prison for his outspoken criticism of King Charles and his ministers.

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